New Photography Trip: Yosemite in Winter

We are excited to announce the release of yet another fantastic photo journey here at Backcountry Journeys! Although we’ve ran photography trips in Yosemite for years this will be the first time we’ve put together a winter itinerary in America’s Iconic National Park. We’ve timed this trip to coincide with abundant snowfall in the High Sierra as well as the possibility of photographing Yosemite’s famous “Fire Fall”. Not sure what the Fire Fall is? Check out the image on this post. On rare occasions the angle of the sun lights up Horsetail Falls in Yosemite Valley to appear as if it is glowing orange during the fading twilight. This is a spectacular phenomenon that generally occurs in mid to late February.

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This trip will be based out of the Yosemite Falls Lodge – right smack dab in the middle of wintry Yosemite Valley and walking distance to Yosemite Falls. Also – we’ll meet you in warm, sunny Fresno prior to heading up into the mountains so you don’t have to worry about renting a car! On this trip we will photograph a plethora of winter landscapes scenes including the famous Yosemite granite features such as Half-Dome, El Capitan and the Cathedral Rocks. We’ll walk along the snowy banks of the Merced River and wait for the setting sun to paint Half-Dome bright red above a misty, snow covered Yosemite Valley! This will be a great trip and very unique in the fact that we’ll (hopefully) be able to photograph the Fire Fall as well. The dates for this trip in 2019 are February 17th to 22nd, 2019 and it will cost $2950 including lodging, transportation, instruction, park fees and most meals. I hope to see you out in Yosemite this winter!

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Russ Nordstrand







Russ Nordstrand is an award winning Landscape & Wildlife Photographer based in Flagstaff, Arizona. His Fine Art Prints are hanging in private collections throughout the world and he runs Photography Tours & Workshops in the most beautiful and inspirtational locations in the Western United States and beyond.

Russ has been hiking, backpacking, photographing and guiding people in the wilderness areas, deserts, canyons and mountains of the world since 1997. He has logged thousands of miles on the trail and for many years in the past decade over half of his nights were spent in a tent in some far flung outdoor destination.

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